4 September 2015

Photo by Deszo Adai, winner of GCI’s 2015 Photo Competition

Storm front with partial rainbow overtaking wind turbines at Lamar, Colorado USA -- Photo Dezso Adai

A futuristic landscape dotted with wind turbines has been selected as the GCI 2015 Photo Competition winner.

Dezso Adai's breathtaking image of wind farms and crops in Lamar Colorado captured the judges' imagination with a unanimous decision.

With this year’s competition theme ‘Food for Life: Consumption & Production’, the institute was looking for images that addressed the sustainable and unsustainable ways we produce, use and consume the planet’s resources.

Dezso’s describes his image as capturing a more sustainable way to generate power. 

"The image captures the future of renewable energy production and the awesome potential wind affords us as a sustainable resource," he says. 

"These wind turbines, set against a temperamental storm front on the central plains of the United States, should remind all of us that we are the caretakers of an incredible and dynamic landscape urging us to move forward responsibly." 

Comments from the judges ranged from ‘outstanding’, to ‘right place at the right time for rainbows and clouds’, and ‘placement of wind turbines and horizon ... all looks fantastic’.

As winner of GCI's 2015 Photo Competition, Dezso takes home a digital camera/lens kit valued at $2000.

Dezso’s image was chosen from more than 80 high-quality entries. 

Judging was undertaken by GCI’s Director Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, award-winning photographer Kaylene Biggs, and CEO Underwater Earth, Executive Director of the XL Catlin Seaview Survey and specialist underwater photographer Richard Vevers.

Congratulation Dezso and thank you to everyone who took the time to submit an entry to our competition. 

Keep an eye out early next year for details about our 2016 Photo Competition.

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